Münster Notebook: An Annotated Tour of Skulptur Projekte 2017

Gregor Schneider, N. Schmidt Pferdegasse 19 48143 Münster Deutschland, 2017—pictured, inside a room chez N. Schmidt.

Who is N. Schmidt? And why does he live in a mysterious space attached to the LWL Museum? Visitors waited up to an hour to enter this artwork, where only two were allowed in at a time; the line snaked around the corner of the museum onto the Domplatz. I won’t give too much away, in case you plan to visit, but it is a labyrinth that involves a sink with running water, a cabinet with a mirror, backlit fake windows with strange shapes hovering behind them, and…via video…the sense that someone else might be in there with you.